Dictionary of Eros by Diana Raab

aflutter: what her heart felt when she saw him step onto the sand

capricious: as the sister of unpredictable, she knew this to be part of the enticement

elegy: the reflective story she wrote after their four-hour romantic encounter

ennui: how she felt when she was with her last lover

ephemeral: how she summed up the nature of their rendezvous

fantasize: what she did when she couldn’t be with him

faux pas: what he made when he’d asked if she had liposuction

fervent:  how she felt once they climbed into bed together and snuggled under the heated blanket

fortuitous: the nature of their chance encounter on a nude beach on the day where no one else showed up

lascivious: the way she described his lust; a praying mantis closing in on a new found bug

maxim: the general truth was that it was all a dream

muse: his affect on her creativity whenever his eyes slipped under her skin

nexus: the center of their orgasmic moment seemed to last for an eternity

nidget: what she called the person who said they’d be sexually incompatible

nugget: the lump of firm gold found in his pants

orchid: the beautiful showy flower which in Greek describes his testicle

purple: the psychic color uniting their spirits

rhetoric: his word choice at the right moment sending her into an orgasmic frenzy

serendipitous: their midnight encounter which was meant to be

tenacious: the determination of two kindred spirits sharing multi-orgasmic moments

sticky wicket: a situation where there is no way out—they could have been caught in the act

vehement: their feeling as the knock on the door interrupted their evening’s pinnacle

wanderlust: having the need to escape extremely quickly

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Diana Raab, Ph.D., is an award-winning poet, memoirist, blogger, speaker, and author of nine books and over 500 articles and poems. She’s also editor of two anthologies, Writers on the Edge: 22 Writers Speak About Addiction and Dependency and Writers and Their Notebooks. Raab’s two memoirs are Regina’s Closet: Finding My Grandmother’s Secret Journal and Healing With Words: A Writer’s Cancer Journey.

She is a regular blogger for Psychology Today, Huffington Post and PsychAlive. Her forthcoming book, Writing for Bliss: A Seven- Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life is due out in 2017 by Loving Healing Press. Read more here:  http://www.dianaraab.com

Photo credit:  Terri Malone


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